Monthly Archives: October 2014

A view from the Balcony


Originally posted on Wimpole Estate NT:
Karen Teideman-Barrett, Conservation Architect at Donald Insall talks about designing the replacement balcony and stair at the Folly entrance. 19th Century photograph with balcony and stair in place Work is underway at the Folly…

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How big is your elm?


The Burwash hedge laying competition was held last week and we had ten competitors, it was decided that we should all lay Midland as the majority had a preference for that style. A good time for those that have only done … Continue reading

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Weeding taken to a new level…


Originally posted on Wimpole Estate NT:
This week, Paul Coleman, Project Manager, discusses going to great heights with the secateurs and trowel. Scaffold access to the walls Rain and sun brings with it weeds which every gardener has to deal…

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100 million records help create one of the largest wildlife databases in the world


Can you believe that! a two spooted ladybird was the 100 millionth record

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Rolling out the green carpet for the Environmental Awards in the East


Originally posted on National Trust Going Green:
Happy award winners Unsung environmental heroes were finally recognised at the first ever National Trust regional Environmental Awards, held last night at Anglesey Abbey near Cambridge. As always, these things start small – with…

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Hedging your bets


  Back in the forge for another Blacksmithing course – I was teaching four participants how to make a ram’s head hook on the charcoal hearth. They had to split with a cold chisel, punch a hole with a square punch, bend … Continue reading

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Whoopsie daisy !


Wonder what’s happening here? You’ll have to find out later!!!!!!!!!!!! For the first time Wimpole had a Produce Fair which was held in the gardens; quite a few local producers were asked to come along and they had some rather interesting … Continue reading

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New doors and windows


Originally posted on Wimpole Estate NT:
This week, Cliveden Conservation Conservator, Andrea Walker, talks us through the doors and window replacement on the Folly Project. Take the opportunity to climb the scaffold tower surrounding Folly, it’s currently open at weekends…

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Follow the yellow brick road…


Sort of got a bit confused with the days and missed writing about the APF show – the UK’s largest forestry,woodland and arboricultural exhibition held on the Ragley Estate in Warwickshire (see last blog for all the photos). It only happens … Continue reading

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The Association of Professional Foresters (show)

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